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DNSeattle attracts large crowd in domain name hotbed
Over 100 people attended event in downtown Seattle. Last week I traveled to Seattle for the DNSeattle meetup. This year’s event was hosted at Amazon.com’s “Living Room”, which is a great facility for a meetup. Amazon.com is on...
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May 30, 2017, 7:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The Toxic Avenger – DNW Podcast #138
Lessons about business from working at a B-movie studio. What can you learn from the cult classic The Toxic Avenger? This week Jeff Sass, who cut his teeth in the movie business at Troma Studios, talks about the business and marketing lessons he lear...
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May 30, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What do I think of Emoji domains? Not much.
I don’t see much potential for emoji domains in .ws. Over the weekend I wrote about ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) giving a 👎 to the use of emoticons in domain names. This inevitably led to some questions abou...
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May 30, 2017, 2:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Telepathy gets another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking win
Legal waiver notice plays a role in decision. Domain investor Nat Cohen’s Telepathy has successfully defended another one of its domain names in a UDRP and the complainant has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. Corpora...
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May 30, 2017, 1:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Tucows to drop some of Uniregistry’s domain names
Registrar will cease offering domains with biggest real price increases. Tucows, the second largest domain name registrar, will cease offering nine of Uniregistry’s top level domain names this September after their annual fees skyrocket. The co...
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May 29, 2017, 3:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN security group warns against Emoji domain names
SSAC says emoji domain are like 😈, gives 👎 to their registration. Emoji domain names have received some press over that last year thanks, in part, to .ws allowing registrations of emoji domain names. Now, the ICANN Security and Stability Adviso...
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May 27, 2017, 7:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The generic domain name I can never remember
A simple domain that’s difficult (for me) to remember. I like when companies create a brand around a solid one-word brand. Amazon.com, Bing.com, Medium.com. But there’s one website with a name like this that, for the life of me, I can nev...
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May 27, 2017, 3:11 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A great resource for new top level domain name data
Don’t overlook this new top level domain stats site. This blog and many others in the domain name industry often cite nTLDstats.com for new TLD metrics. It’s a great service, but you should also be aware of NameStat.org. I particularly li...
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May 25, 2017, 4:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Accepting PayPal for domains makes sense but there are risks
There’s no seller protection for domains but it makes the buyer more comfortable. I saw that Efty has added the option to accept PayPal payments for domain names listed on its platform. I can see how this could boost sales; PayPal is trusted an...
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May 25, 2017, 3:29 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
SOG.com domain name saved in UDRP
Domain owner acquired it as an investment ten years ago. A three-member National Arbitration Forum panel has ruled in favor of the domain name owner in a dispute over the domain SOG.com. SOG Specialty Knives and Tools, LLC, which uses the domain name...
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May 24, 2017, 10:59 pm
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